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Fourth of July Dessert Recipe: Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Fourth of July Dessert Recipe: Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Holidays always pose a battle for me between eating all the delicious treats and staying true to my “healthy living” goal. I have been looking all over for healthy Fourth of July dessert recipes for a long time, and I finally decided to take my favorite dessert recipe (strawberry cheesecake) and tweak it for a light, Fourth of July themed dessert.

Instead of traditional recipes using all cream cheese and powdered sugar, I made a few healthy substitutions with Greek yogurt and honey for a lighter version! I’m all for using whatever ingredients I have on hand and as little ingredients as possible, so I tried to make this a quick dessert recipe for busy families. I’ve also included a simple vegan version of this recipe. Voila, here is an easy dessert recipe for the Fourth of July!

You will need:

  • 1 lb strawberries
  • 1/2 Cup Light Cream Cheese (Room Temperature)
  • 1/2 Cup Non-Fat Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp Honey (or more to taste)
  • A handful of blueberries (1 pint)
  • (If you’re vegan, substitute equal parts cashew butter for cream cheese and

*makes 16 strawberries

*total time: 15 minutes

 

First, wash the strawberries and blueberries and let dry! As they’re drying, whip up the light cream cheese, Greek yogurt, and honey in a mixer or blender until smooth.

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If you have a piping bag, go ahead and put your mixture there. If not, just dump it in a ziplock bag, close it, and snip a small corner off for a homemade piping bag. Then, it’s time to cut and core your strawberries. First, make a small snip off the bottom of your strawberries so they will stand up. I usually feed the pieces of strawberries to my boyfriend, but if you have little ones helping out, this is a great snack.

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Now I usually core with a plastic straw (just take off the stem and leaves and poke a straw through!) but because I love the light cream cheese, I will core with a paring knife to allow more of the cream cheese….

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Pipe in the cream cheese filling into the strawberries…

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…and add some blueberries to the top! Feel free to dress yours up in anyway—I had some white chocolate chips laying around so I melted those and drew on some patterns. You can also sprinkle some graham cracker crumbs or dip the entire strawberry in chocolate, although I would recommend that step before coring and cutting your strawberries.

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Now you have an easy-to-make Fourth of July dessert recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth. I love healthy dessert recipes, so if you have any, please send them to me at ingrid@ses.wonder-space.com . Oh, and why not explore some cooking camps too?

 

About Ingrid Mong

Oh hey there! I’m Ingrid–a Camperoo intern and junior at Rice University studying psychology and business. I love drawing from my childhood memories and letting my inner child come out when I’m writing for Camperoo! I am always inspired by the posts my fellow bloggers write, and I love turning their ideas into a reality with my friends. If I could go back to camp, I’d go to Adventure Out’s Surf Camp!

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